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Ammunition Dumps

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many troops in the United Kingdom are detailed for the protection and demolition of dumps of ammunition left over as surplus to requirements.

It is not the policy to give any analysis of the strength of the Army other than that shown in Army Estimates.

Surely the right hon. Gentleman is aware that if a lot of troops are engaged in these duties that does not add to the efficiency of the Army?

We have a very large number of troops engaged in these important duties, but that is no reason why we should give the precise categories.